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>> new york city, between dallas at number ten and oakland at numbmber 12. riverside, california makes the list. >> good if you like olive garden. >> good grief. washington, d.c. get off. paging dr. ben carson, dr. ben carson, stat, stat. we need you to provide some reasoned perspective on ebola. and tonight, that gentleman will. welcome, everybody. i'm neil cavuto. coming to an airport near you. major carriers continue to bring passengers in from countries right now dealing with the ebola outbreak, including nigeria, where there was a second death reported today. so to count, delta, united, air france, they're all still flying there and still bringing passengers from there here. with stops today in atlanta, new york and houston, more expected in the coming days. should we be worried? mark murphy is on the phone.
mark, wouldn't the better part of valor be to cool snit >> i would say yes if they were flying directly from those hot zones into the u.s. but the airlines you're talking about, the u.s. carriers that fly nonstop, they're coming out of nigeria and only two reported cases in terms of deaths and just a handful of infections. so it's a large country. they're monitoring it. and i would tell you that the airlines aren't going to put people in danger if they don't need to. and these are not massively profitable routes. they could easily drop those routes and redeploy those planes. they're looking at it and seeing what the risk is, and assuming they're going to be just fine. >> i don't know. i'll refer to you as the industry expert, but when you have british airways and other rethinking this region. you have to wonder whether the better part of valor would be to cool it until we know the extend of illnesses and/or deaths in a
region, especially now we know in nigeria's case, we have four reported illnesses and one confirmed death. >> right. so on the carriers you're talking about, they are or were flying directly into those countries where the outbreak is greatest and decided to stop that. there are some carriers that heavily depend on west africa and many of the doubts go there. so if they do decide to pull out, basically those plane also be grounded. those folks are going to be a little more hesitant to make that change. unless they feel like there's imminent danger. i'm not a doctor, but in terms of how ebola is transferred is bodily fluid, whereas sars from asia is airborne. so you're much more concerned about an airborne situation than something that's transferred like ebola is.
so the risk is far lower. >> thank you for the calming perspective. i hope you're right. meanwhile, the cdc says at least six people have been tested for ebola in the united states but they're not saying where. we know of one case in new york city and another case involving a woman in ohio. that case turned out to be negative. dr. ben carson on what he makes on all of this. what do you think, doc? >> certainly i'm a strong proponent of privacy, of health care information. but you can certainly reveal that a patient has been tested and is negative to allay hysteria. because when you have a situation where you're acting if a secretive manner, people have a tendency to assume the worst. so you have to be smart enough to weigh one thing against the other. you can't just sort of have blinders on and say privacy,
privacy, privacy. and there's a riot going on outside. so that's where wisdom comes in. >> would you have brought those patients here, doctor? >> no, i would not have. i wrote a book a few years ago called "take the risk." i'm not a risk adverse person, but i think risks ought to be done in a logical way. you ask four questions. what's the worst thing that happen it is we bring them here? what's the besthing that happens when we bring them here. what's the worst thing and best thing that happen it is we don't bring them here? if we answer those questions, the worst thing that can happen is so much worse than the best thing, you wouldn't consider it. putting people at risk, particularly when you have another mechanism for being able to take care of them. so it's a matter of protecting the american populace. that's the duty of our government. >> talk about the government,
doctor, i hear the cdc and the nih saying all is fine and all that. but it was the cdc that screwed up with smallpox. it's t same cdc during the aids crisis claimed there was no contaminated blood out there. so i'm not saying they should be perfect all the time. >> but they're human beings. >> there was precedent for them screwing things up. so that gives me some pause now. >> also given the fact that the people who were brought back were supposedly well versed in th this disease and how to contain it, had all the precautions in place and still caught it. that should not go unnoticed. >> what do you think, ben? we're told -- to your point i'm assuming these guys are walking around in haz/mat suits. but even with haz/mat suits on,
a couple of these guys are getting it. what's going on? >> viruses can mutate. i'm not saying this has happened, but sit a potential. our policies should be directed against worst case scenario, not best case scenario. when we're talking about the health and well-being of the population of the united states. >> explain that to me, doctor. when you say viruses can mutate, and a lot of plagues have happened that way. how likely is it that this does mutate? what is the history on mutations? how does that happen? >> well, i would leave that to a virologist, honestly, on this particular virus and how likely it is to mutate. >> but there is precedent for it. >> no question about it. >> what do we do, doctor, in the
meantime? a lot of people get skittish. what do you think we should do? >> i would recommend to everybody that they gain some basic knowledge of ebola. do a little bit of reading. you'll discover this is a reading that generally is transmitted in bodily liquids. so sputum, vomit, urine, feces. you need to know that first and foremost. you also need to know that that virus can survive for several days outside of the body. so if there were contaminated urine and somehow it managed to find its way to someplace, a lot of damage would be done. >> now, that would be a stretch for a series of events to make that contagious, or could it be
this >> again, i say you have to always guard for the case scenario. so someone comes up to a lab worker, he knows he's got the urine, how would you like to have $1 million? a little transaction there. somebody is going to say that's crazy, but such things have been known to happen. we have to guard against worst case scenarios. >> you don't think we're doing that? >> obviously we're not. we could have easily sent a properly equipped airplane, we have medical ships and various things that we could use to treat individuals and then bring them back home when they're no longer even possibly contagious. >> thank you very much. a man in saudi arabia is dead after testing for ebola. a meeting will be exploring the use of an experimental drug
cocktail that is showing some promise in treating two americans. doctor, good to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> would you consider this a cure, doctor? what is it exactly? >> again, this was developed by z-map and so they get the credit for the discovery here. it's something that you could give after being afkded. it's antibodies. the molecules that your immune system raises to fight an infection. but it can take days and weeks for antibodies to come from a vaccine. >> so who is this being used on? >> this is still in research. so nat bio saying it worked
really well. a public trial was scheduled in 2015, but then this outbreak happened now. so it hasn't been approved for human use because it hasn't come up for approval yet. >> but any requests, doctor? have any requests come from any of the patients or families infected to try this? you >> i would imagine so. i don't really know, because i'm not part of those chains of decisions. i'm a ph.d. and work in the lab and my process is understanding the mechanism. but some of the challenges of using an experimental therapy that hasn't been attested or approved is the person receiving it needs to understand what they're getting into, that this hasn't been tested and proven and there could be risks and we just don't know. and so these two medical
professionals, dr. brantley, obviously, they had some medical training and they know what an antibody is and they know what it's likely to do. >> a lot of people feel the alternative is worse. >> the alternative is ebola, so you might want to take some risks. we know what happens with runaway trains. something tells me these democrats do, too. ♪ ♪ great rates for great rides. geico motorcycle, see how much you could save.
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the numbers on the race, you know, how would vote are almost identical, slightly a point or two more republican than they were in the first week in august and of 2010. let me tell you what makes the difference. when you ask people are they going to vote for the republicans to stop obama or vote for the democrats to stop the republicans, about a quarter -- excuse me, a fifth of the voters say that. a third of the voters say throw them all out, and another 20% say that for mixed reasons. so the majority are not for the traditional partisan definition. more frightening to me and confirms, you have the -- >> how many websites do you have? >> just that one at the moment. i'm very slow on this stuff. but look, 76% of the people now say the highest number this poll
has ever registered, 60% flat out say the country is in decline. and by -- a majority of americans say that if you work hard, no matter where you come from, you can succeed. this idea that the american idea is fading or is dying iss a bigger moral issue if people will understand it. the problem is, both parties -- both parties fail, particularly on the economy. 71% of voters say that the economy is not working because the politicians in both parties are not working or failing. these are numbers that may be given a choice between one or the other. it will be the democrats will pay the price. it's not an endorsement of the republicans at this point. the people are angry at washington. but obama's rating, with voters, you know, these were all -- i
guess the likely voters, it was under 40% is pretty disastrous. >> all right. we'll watch very closely. in the meantime, thank you, sir. always a pleasure. >> great. thank you. >> he doesn't really mean that. but he sounded sincere. all right. everyone knows what this border agent said in front of a hidden camera. we have an agent ready to let it rip in front of the world. ♪ [ woman ] if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me,
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on time warner. fox spoke moved up about 3% and is up more in after hours trading, as that bid which would have been the largest takeover certainly of the year, was disbanded. again, fox coming out with some numbers better than expected. we usually get the details as they come forward. but i'm pretty much the reason. okay. some of you have might have seen this once or twice. take a look. >> how many people on board? >> me. >> are you a citizen? >> yeah, but does it really matter? >> not anymore, unfortunately. >> the border agent who says that view is typical among those working our border right now. agent, it's very good to have you. thank you. you found like a cynical lot these days. i can well understand. but what that guy was saying is typical how a lot of you feel sh
>> i believe it's a cross section of the morale. however, our agents, when there's a job to be done, when there's work to be done, they perform to the best of their ability. it's just that morale is at an all-time low. >> what brings the morale down, chris? what happens? what do you see or have to accept? >> you know, our agents aren't doing -- they eastern not allowed to do the job they were hired to do. we're walking more and more people out the door, whether they're catch and release, the family units, the criminal aliens coming in. some of these young gang member kids coming in, and there's no criminal history in the united states. we're releasing them out the door and more and more it is frustrating. >> what are they released? >> into the country. if they have family in the united states, they'll release them to the family, even if they're admitted gang members. we had a couple admitted to murders in their home country.
they were 16, 17 years old and the united states government thought fit to release them to their parents hoo here in the united states. >> if the law says release them, you can do nothing about snit >> we catch them, process them and then we turn them over to i.c.e. and they make their final decision as to where they're going to go. nine times out of ten, they don't go back to their home count try. >> chris, when did this start changing? what happened? >> well, you know, in 2005, 2006, we were catching a ton. we started mandatory detention and removal. between then and now, between 2008 and 2009, we started to relax the rules a little bit. then we just got overwhelmed this past year, to the point where all of our facilities were overflowing. we couldn't keep up with it and they started releasing. >> so when you said you couldn't keep up with it, was it just
that only detain those who are the most egregious. what is the line which you hang on to somebody? >> they found a loophole with the unaccompanied women and children. we don't have anywhere to house these women and children and if the child has no family back in his home country or claims he doesn't, we have to release him to a parent who is here, and that's where the loophole is, even if he is a confirmed gang member or criminal, even by self-admission, we for some reason don't send them back, we release them into our country. >> have you or any of your colleagues ever said no, i'm not going to do this, this is wrong? >> our guys will put up a good fight with some of the managers. unfortunately it's not the border patrol doing the
is the president teeing up to knock businesses back down? word is he has another executive order to punish companies he deems are unpatriotic. those that set up overseas to save money on taxes and they say save jobs. to fox business network's charles and elizabeth, who have a real problem with that. charles, what does he want to do? he wants to stop those who take advantage of this inversion thing. >> yes, he would like to use an executive order. i think he scored a huge victory when the ceo of walgreens made an acquisition of a company. they had an opportunity to do inversion. instead they said no, we won't. the company today lost almost $10 billion in value. and subsequently, will lose
billions in profits that they did not have to pay. so essentially the ceo of walgreens, destroyed capitalism, he blinked and gave the president so much ammunition. and i'm telling you, i hope he's not standing side by side when the president makes this announcement, but the president will bring up walgreens. instead, it was one of the most shameful moves i've seen a ceo do in a long time. >> what's happening here is, the information in this debate is really poor. yeah, u.s. corporations are paying 17%, but all in, when you count state and local, it can shoot to 50%. some of these guys have tax businesses on the side, like ge has a huge tax unit to lower bills. the question is, what do we do to create jobs back home?
remember the president a few years ago named jeffrey immelt. the president was talking about cutting that corporate rate down. i don't know where that debate is now. >> i don't like this financial chicanery any more than the next guy. there shouldn't be a need for these loopholes if we had a friendlier tax code. isn't that the problem? >> it's been punted around congress for years. so you have a tax loophole here that has seen -- has been discoved since 2011. >> that's not what i'm asking. i'm not asking that. i'm asking -- >> it's about $3 trillion worth -- >> are we doing all these financial loops when the simple
solution could be to make good tax code so favorable that they couldn't be tempted to use them in the fist place the >> yeah, let's reduce the tax rate down to 20% and get things more in order. i think that -- >> what do you think of that? >> that's why we have regulation. >> walgreens tax rate was at 37%. goldman sachs is saying a -- the u.s. corporations are paying tax rates way higher than european rivals. >> that is why walgreens didn't do this specifically because of one of their hedge funds involved. they ran the numbers and it would not affect walgreens bottom line if they did not do an inversion. >> walgreens said it would have
hit them hard and -- it would lower their tax code. [ all talking at once ] >> what's good for the goose should be good for all the gander here. charles, my view has -- i want yoto stop for now. i'll get back to you. go after apple then, for making $100 million plus in china and much of asia. nothing about that. i don't begrudge apple doing it, but just pursue them all. >> apple has $100 billion outside this country it won't bring back. we can go down the list. here's the thing. i bet president obama has an accountant. why? to help him get a lower tax rate. >> the thing is, is the
president constitutionally allowed to change the tax law? i thought congress' job was to tax. doing an execute order here is so controversial. >> treasury is looking at taking administrative action right now. >> the treasury takes it up, in terms of an agency action this week. me think there is's some connection there. >> yeah, there's a growing issue here. you have an estimated $2 trillion -- >> believe me, jessica, i don't think they just chase money. but we all but push them out the door. that's what i'm saying. >> i don't think money needed a passport, but with this congress, money may need a passport. >> that's brilliant. >> you've got the head of the ways and means committee who
proposed some actual tax reform this year. >> i'm on board with you then, jess. tax reform is fine. >> we can talk about that. by the way, talking about loopholes, everyone has loopholes. we seek them out. just lower the tax rate. if you want to cut this, it's a great campaign issue, the unpatriotic capitalistic system. we know where the president is going with this and it's despicable. fix it. >> so a maybe on the president's policy here. new numbers out that show fewer are out there busting their buttis this summer. many say they just don't want a job. rachel is here. what is it, you know, your dad,
dave ramsey, he's notoriously cheap and probably growing up, he never gave you an allowance or asked you to work eight hours for just ten cents. but what is it about kids today that they don't want that job? not all. >> things come so easy to this generation. a lot is because of instant gratificatioion and social medi. things just go so quick for them. so the fact that they have to work to get money is a difficult reality for them. >> what do you tell them? if you come for money, your dad had a lot, lost a lot, got a lot of it back, what does that experience do for you and other kids? >> i think the main thing is for the parents. you cannot be your kid's human atm. kids have to realize money comes from work. this is key, because if they don't realize this, the consequences in the real world
is going to be hard when they leave home. >> by then it's almost too late. i always think -- you're an exception. i like to think my kids are an exception. >> thank you. >> i think it's already preordained then with a lot of kids. if they are your age and they haven't learned this, they never will. >> i think it's just going to be an uphill battle. it's going to take a lot of work and some harsh realities. even at that point when parents can come in and see their adult kids are not doing well, be their adviser and say hey, mom and dad wish we did bet we are you as a did, but as an adult, this is what you have to do. >> your dad is famous for tough love and you talk about that in the book, but what about telling the kids, as i tell mine, your mother and i are going to spend your inheritance. just deal with that. how is that approach? >> that approach is fine. that's the opposite approach of
what dad goes by. a lot of people say they're not going to leave their kids anything. if you raise kids that are not entitled, they're givers. they serve people well. that's a legacy you can live well. so they can do more good with it, and that's the approach the ramseys take. >> and it works. and it's obviously shown in your life. but rachel, i always wonder, we have a lot of people polled about why they're so cynical about their lack of trust in the president and congress, even the institution of marriage. i always think what makes you so jaded. not you in particular, but why is this generation so especially jaded when it comes to money, marriage, all that? >> i don't know. i can't speak for every person out there. i think maybe they haven't been taught in a sense to show what a great marriage looks s like, wh it looks like to handle your money well. you can save, you can give, do
all of these things, have a great healthy foundation and perspective on all aspects of life. media is teaching them, social media is teaching them that. >> i think you will're right. rachel, smart money, smart kids, great book and great family. in the meantime, i'm sure you all remember the joplin tornado. most blame mother nature. but now one woman is going after home depot? ♪ ♪ ♪ ben!
now one woman says that home depot is libel for at least three of those deaths. her husband's two young children seeking children in that home depot during the storm and were killed when a wall collapsed. the mother says the store's design is to blame, to the the storm. does she have a case? janell says she does not. stacey schneider says she does. why would she have a case, stacey? >> under negligence, you can have a claim for defective design. and this home depot, like a lot of big box stores, are constructed where they take these 100,000 pound slabs of concrete, and with a crane, they put them up and attach them to the roof. so when the roof blew off, the slabs fell in. the only people who survived in the store were the people in one corner of the store where the slabs were secured to the ground.
and there's more construction done around the walls than in the store. >> home depot was not one of the provided safe havens to go to at that time. >> no, they didn't. why there is no basis for this claim is there is a code. yes, it is a tornado ridden area, so that's foreseeable. however, it met the code. it was built 13 years ago. what the home depot and the contractors are saying, they don't have the material to protect against 200-mile-an-hour winds. >> but the code is for winds up to -- >> 90 miles an hour. actually 70. this particular home depot -- >> that code has since been upgraded. but other facilities are grandfathered in. >> the hope is, what will come out of this discussion and argument in this case is ultimately they will have reinforced winds in a lot of these boxed ware louses --
warehouses. >> you would not hold home depot liable? >> no. you can't go after them for something foreseeable. >> but tornados should belie s foresee yablable in this region. >> why now? >> maybe she got ahold of a lawyer that put forth the appropriate claim. >> we did call home depot knowing this particular one was not one of the havens to go to. they have not issued any statement. >> i don't think the issue is the haven or the code. the code is a local ordinance that the building has to be constructed up to. and it has to be proper. >> it was proper. >> but the design of the
building, the slabs that are put up like this and should be falling out and not on top of the customers, that's what the claim is about. it's a negligent defective design of the building. 100,000 pound walls fell in on them. >> the design wasn't meant that it was falling in or falling out. thankfully that area fell out. it's called tilt-up design. there's issues with regard to that construction now that they're having these kind of tornadoes. but it was foreseeable with tornadoes in that area. they had a study by these engineers that they do not have the material to protect against that type of tornado. therefore -- >> but other buildings held up. >> no, not the other boxed warehouses held up but weren't in the same line.
>> they could have had a better situation where people didn't die if the building design was done another way. >> but there's no carelessness. >> if you allow customers on your premises, you owe a duty of reasonable care to put up construction that's going to stand up in a storm. >> very sad situation. ladies, thank you very much. in the meantime, with his poll numbers sinking, brett is coming up after this.
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all right. at the state department now and you're looking live at a podium and that's where the president will be conducting a press conference very shortly at the top of the hour. he's hosting an african summit with leaders from that continent. today he's promised $7 billion to the region, business incentives and the like provide courtesy uncle sam and comes in the middle of ebola scare and conflicting reads out of health agencies whether it's a threat or not. calming us down but giving us mixed signals. to bret baier he'll be anchoring special coverage of that conference once it commences at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. always good to see you. what can we expect, do you think? >> this is at the state department. it's wrapping up this african summit. we expect an opening statement of about five to eight minutes by fortunate. we're told he'll be on time. he hasn't had a great track
record of being on time for these public events. we're told this one he may be. and then we expect he's going to take several questions. they are already forecasting a number of questions. you remember friday he took five questions from reporters. that lasted about 47 minutes or so. we expect something similar today. and the opening statement likely about the african summit. >> what about the ebola issue and, of course, you get mixed signals on this and i'm sure you've talked to medical experts as have i, some saying it's much more serious than is being let on others say it's not but conflicting signals out of agencies that have a mixed track record on their accuracy, anywhere from the nih to the tdc. how big of a deal do you think it will be? how much is the president policing this? >> yeah. i think he's -- i don't know how much he's going to talk about it, neil, but i know the
administration is policing it. they feel confident at the cdc that it's not going to be a big issue here but, obviously, it's a huge issue in africa and west africa in particular. but as you've talked to ben carson, you've talked to at that lot of experts i saw earlier in the show about concerns about this as you monitor airports and you have people from all over the world traveling in and out of africa and then going beyond there. so the cdc is pretty confident. i don't know how much you'll get into with the president in this news conference, though. >> if you don't mind me pursuing something. it's raised hackles among the business community the president, the treasury department, a slap down the provision, aversion provision that takes, allows companies to take advantage of lower tax codes abroad and just by executive edict or in this case treasury department ruling disallows it makes its illegal.
that's not sitting well. >> i can imagine. we'll cover it as well. i think it's a huge story. there's a potential -- >> wait a minute, are you invading my business nerdy turf? one at a time. >> i know. i know. they record my show. they watch yours over on that other channel. but, you know, it is a big deal. it's a big story, neil. the president could very well be asked about that. corporate taxes, how this administration is handling that is a huge story. but as you know also on the plate all these foreign policy hot spots blowing up. you have the situation in afghanistan. the terrorist army on the move in syria and iraq and now lebanon. the situation with israel and hamas not to mention russia's actions inside and around ukraine. so there's a lot to ask about. >> all right. i know you'll be following us a typically do. bret is not a nerd, we could
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